We used to have a very active forum here a while back, we would have comps and group learning going on. But people move on and have their own paths. You wont go far wrong with your technique and musicianship if you stick with Pebber though.
And as for what to practice in 3 hours, Module one and two would be a good place to start. Follow the daily practice schedule take a couple exercisers from spiders,trills, in Module 2 and drill them.
If you want to split the 3 hours you could work your way through the 5 position scale system too.
There was a thread on here somewhere on how to add youtube videos.
Yes i find that with scalpel, pulling the thumb and finger in naturally turned the wrist, which becomes sarod picking.
My only problem has always been trailing finger hitting unwanted strings, i need to pull those fingers in tighter, or adjust the pick position.
Never thought about pick slanting until i watched troy grady on youtube, but found that i clearly have a tendency toward downward slanting, which makes upward picking difficult.
But at the end of the day you can pick anyway you want, if you put some serious hours into it you will get good. Some guitarist have horrible looking picking action (methany, moore,michael angelo batio) But they can shred with the best.
Pebber has a video on Sarod muting technique. The muting comes more from the base of the palm, will see if i can find it
But i would of thought for this arpeggio shape you would want to use Economy/sweep picking style, not saying it cant be alternate picked also. A lot of muting will come from the the left index finger. A quick video is the best way to get feedback.
Yea i missed that, but yes you dont want to be sliding up the strings (they sound pretty new ) but lifting when moving to new position. There is always gonna be a bit of string noise, but we want to try and eliminate all we can for a smooth transition.
There are a lot of songs where they purposely leave string noise in. So sometimes it works.
Hi n7fv. timing looks ok to me and picking looks ok you could always curl that right hand in a little. can see plenty of movement in the thumb.
I like the way when you hit the B string the top of the thumb pops over the top to say hello lol. maybe something to take a look at good video though.
If you are signed up for lessons maybe a good idea to send the video link direct to Pebbers student email address for a quick response. you will always get feedback here as well though so keep em coming.
Oh also slow is the way to start you want to be able to think of every little nuance as you play, like finger placement keeping fingers curled in, finger pressure, timings, then as you speed up, those things will stay with you. Remember playing fast is playing slow accurately, just sped up .
Timing seemed ok up to nines i would slow that metronome down a little for the tens,
And also it may be just me, but the angle of your pick looks really wrong, looks very vertical which gives a terrible tone. for scalpel picking you want to be around 45 degree from horizontal with the strings.
But then i've seen a lot of different angles for picking but thats just the way Pebber teaches.
N7fv. you need to keep the speed to where you are comfortable. Its all about training your fingers and brain to do the right things slowly over and over and over (boring huh) only pushing the speed every now and again. if your getting things wrong you always want to slow down as you will be training your fingers to get it wrong.
Farelli was it those spiders that did your hand in, you can still get some right hand practice in buddy
If you really want to just get your technique up to speed, i would just stick with module one and two. maybe a little scale practice too. And of course always leave a little time for song practice too.
you may not be seeing a lot of progress as you are spreading yourself to thin. To be fair ten minutes on each exercise a day aint gonna get you to guthrie's level.
If you have 1 hour 30 minutes, try 30 mins on right hand, 30 mins left 15 mins on scales 15 mins song practice you need to stick to one thing for a long while to get really good at it.
But you have found the right place here to sort your technique out